Interesting Facts About Social Media Platform, Instagram
By Eyo Nse,
Instagram is a popular social media platform owned by social media giant Meta. The platform is known for its photo and video sharing social networking service.
It was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010 and was later acquired by American company Facebook Inc. the parent company of Meta.
Below are the interesting facts to know about Instagram;
1. It offers a photo and video sharing social networking service.
2. It was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010.
3. It was acquired by American company Facebook Inc. now with parent name Meta.
4. Instagram allows users to upload media which can be edited with filters, organized by hashtags with geographical tagging.
5. Its developer(s) is Meta Platforms.
6. Instagram was initially released on October 6, 2010, about 11 years ago.
7. Its official website is www.instagram.com.
8. It is available in 32 languages.
9. The popular social media platform, Instagram is written in Python (programming language).
10. Instagram is available on iOS, Android and Fire OS.
11. Instagram Operating system are iOS, Android, Fire OS and Microsoft Windows.
12. Its app sizes are 196.6 MB (iOS), 45.42 MB (Android) and 46.5 MB (Fire OS).
13. Android version 18.104.22.168.114 was released on April 26, 2022, about 2 months ago.
14. iOS version 232.0 was released on April 25, 2022, about 2 months ago.
15. Fire OS version 22.214.171.124.114 was released on April 26, 2022, about 2 months ago.
16. Android (Alpha) version 126.96.36.199.36 was released on April 30, 2022, about 58 days ago.
17. Android (Beta) version 188.8.131.52.112 was released on April 30, 2022, about 58 days ago.
18. Popular footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed person on Instagram with 373 million followers as at December 2021.
19. The most-liked photo on Instagram is a picture of an egg, posted by the account @world_record_egg as of January 14, 2019. The picture has over 55 million likes as of January 2019.
20. The second most-liked photo on Instagram is a wedding photo of singer, Ariana Grande and her husband, Dalton Gomez.
21. Russia announced it would ban Instagram on March 11, 2022 over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ban took effect and with almost 80 million users losing access to Instagram from the ban date of March 14, 2022.
22. Instagram announced a change to its Terms of Service policy on December 17, 2012 over content ownership.
23. Instagram became the fourth most downloaded mobile app of the 2010s.